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Filmsonor (Firm)

Overview
Works: 70 works in 201 publications in 3 languages and 6,138 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Filmsonor (Firm)
Le mystè̀re Picasso = The mystery of Picasso by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in French and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mind and motivations of Pablo Picasso as he creates over fifteen works before the camera. Using a specially designed transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera records. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene, until at last the work is complete
Le salaire de la peur by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in French and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves
Les Diaboliques = The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school is murdered by his wife and mistress, who then dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers
A nous la liberté( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on factory life centering on the activities of a couple of ex-prisoners, one of whom, an ambitious crook, becomes the boss of a large factory while the other, a sentimental old tramp, becomes a worker there. Eventually both discover that happiness and peace of mind cannot be bought with money and revert to their former life as vagabonds
Le journal d'une femme de chambre by Octave Mirbeau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chambermaid with Paris flair gets a job at a country estate. The family she works for and the other staff members are a strange sort and she must learn the ways of country living and neighbor rivalry. After a child is murdered near the estate, she begins to have her suspicions as to whom may be responsible
Le Million by René Clair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2000 in French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lyric opera is set against the bohemian life of two impoverished artists both in love with a ballerina. In Clair's stylized comedy, the artist, Michel, heavily in debt, wins a million florins in the lottery. While Michel tries to evade his creditors, a master criminal Pere La Tulipe, leads a detachment of police into the protagonist's building in a a parallel elusive effort. To add to the mounting disorder, Michel's girlfriend, Beatrice, unwittingly gives la Tulipe Michel's old jacket as a disguise, without realizing that it contains the winning ticket. The madcap search for the ticket ends at the opera with everyone desperately trying to recapture the prize. Clair's experiments with film sound proved influential on later screen musicals.(Does not circulate)
Le trou = The hole by Jacques Becker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in French and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Paris prison cell, five inmates use every ounce of their tenacity and ingenuity in an elaborate attempt to tunnel to freedom. Four of the inmates have been together for awhile in their cell, when Gaspard, the fifth inmate, is added to the cell. The original four inmates must decide if they want to take him into their confidence or not and whether to continue tunneling or not
Classe tous risques by Claude Sautet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled from France for his exploits, underworld kingpin Abel Davos has been living for nearly a decade in Milan, even acquiring a family. In spite of the death sentence hanging over his head, Davos wants to return with them to France. His old mob cronies have gone bourgeois and affluent, reluctant to help, sending just one young thief, Eric Stark, to his aid. An exploration of the importance of loyalty and honor among thieves, this film shows exactly what it is stand-up guys stand up for. Stark is the only one of the Parisian gangsters who understands the code they have forgotten, and does his best to live by it
Diabolique by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in French and English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Psycho, Peeping Tom, and Repulsion, there was Diabolique. This thriller from Henri-Georges Clouzot, which shocked audiences in Europe and the U.S., is the story of two women--the fragile wife and the willful mistress of the sadistic headmaster of a boys' boarding school--who hatch a daring revenge plot. With its unprecedented narrative twists and terrifying images, Diabolique is a heart-grabbing benchmark in horror filmmaking, featuring outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, and Paul Meurisse
Les Diaboliques( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in French and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense classic that influenced the 1960 movie, Psycho, by Alfred Hitchcock. Tells the story of a sadistic headmaster of a Parisian boarding school who is murdered by his wife and mistress, whom he has mistreated. The women dump his body in a swimming pool. When the pool is drained, the body has disappeared. Then come reports of sightings, terrifying his killers
Le salaire de la peur = Wages of fear( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves"--Container
Fanfan la Tulipe by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charming rogue Fanfan flits from one adventure to the other after evading marriage by joining the army in the midst of the Seven Years' War. He's motivated less by patriotism than by a consultation with Adeline, a voluptuous phony fortuneteller who promises that he will find glory in the army, even win the hand of King Louis XV's daughter. Herself the daughter of a recruiting sergeant, Adeline is a charlatan, but the irrepressible Fanfan sets about fulfilling his "destiny," even as his would-be soothsayer finds herself falling in love with him. Flirting and fighting, trouble reliably finds Fanfan, who just as reliably evades it
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
Panique( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance). [He] discovers that his neighbors are only too ready to suspect the worst of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Julien Duvivier's first film after his return to France from Hollywood finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. Propelled by its two deeply nuanced lead performances, the tensely noirish Panique exposes the dangers of the knives-out mob mentality, delivering as well a pointed allegory for the behavior of Duvivier's countrymen during the war"--Container
The wages of fear by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves
Le bourgeois gentilhomme = The would-be gentleman by Molière( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entertainment in the tradition of the 'Commedia Dell'arte' ; a combination of music, dance and song performed by the Comédie Française. The 'Would-Be Gentleman' in this case is adorned with an elegant dressing gown and an absurd chapeau, as he aspires to a higher station in life
Stowaway in the sky( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventurous grandfather (Gille) and his stowaway grandson (Lamorisse) soar into the clouds in an antique, basket-carrying hot-air balloon. The fanciful contraption glides majestically above city streets and the peaceful countryside, while on the ground, a comical mechanic (Baquet) races to keep up in a gray Peugeoet. Sweeping views of southern France and Mont Blanc; a flock of flamingos in flight; a sailing race to the Canary Islands; and a brush with the Eiffel Tower are just a few highlihjts of the extraordinary trip
A nous la liberté by René Clair( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist, only to have his carefully laid plans upset by the return of an old jail pal
Don Camillo ; and, The return of Don Camillo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The return of Don Camillo: Don Camillo and Peppone once fought alongside one another, against the Fascists. Now, in their unnamed Po Valley town, priest Don Camillo and local Communist Mayor Peppone fight each other. Because of his bad behavior, Don Camillo is sent to a remote parish in the mountains. Soon, however, all the villagers--Peppone included--realize that the priest is indispensable, and they demand his return. Don Camillo returns to work side by side with Mayor, as a flood wreaks havoc in the village
Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre by Jean Delannoy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maigret returns to his countryside hometown to investigate an ominous letter received by his old friend, the countess of St. Fiacre. The letter portends the countess's death, and when a heart attack makes the harbinger come true, the good inspector suspects foul play"--Container
 
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